Managing Director - Wessex Response - Shaftesbury

Job Title

Managing Director

Main Purpose of Role

Based at our Head Office in Shaftesbury the role will lead, manage and develop the commercial and operational activities Property Services & Electrical to improve growth rate, market share and profitability

Detailed Responsibilities & Duties

  • Develop and implement a five-year business plan in line with Group overall strategy to maintain and improve growth & profitability
  • Full responsibility for profit & loss, with accountability for the company stability within the Group. Continuing development of pricing strategies to deliver annual budget plans, including overall control of costs and expenses.
  • Develop annual business plans, budgets and forecasts for presentation to the Group Board. Agreement of turnover and profitability targets as routes to the five-year plan.
  • Utilising agreed business plans to identify resources required to meet monthly and annual objectives based on sales targets and marketing plans.
  • Leading by example, initiate and support business change to enable delivery of overall objectives
  • Coordinate and drive business operational activities to ensure maximum financial return
  • Oversee continuous efficient running of operations whilst maintaining QA procedures, customer requirements and quality of delivery
  • Initiate appropriate research to support development of annual marketing plans and identify future markets
  • Analyse and interpret management information to draw recommendations and conclusions on which to plan future change and support current operations
  • Gain full understanding and ownership of organisational structure strategies and policies of key clients to improve long term customer retention.
  • Working closely with the team to drive efficiency, compliance and quality of delivery. Creating optimum motivation and employee engagement to ensure that objectives are met, and the team fully understand the expectations of their roles.
  • Oversight and accountability for recruitment and training & development of team.
  • Leading the culture of compliance with legislation, best practice and safe systems of work. Liaising with the Group Health & Safety Advisor to ensure appropriate employee monitoring and audits. Communicating clearly with clients on the company’s health & safety policy.

Behavioural profile

In addition to skills, qualifications and experience the successful applicant will possess the ability to:

  • Make decisions in a timely and appropriate manner supporting others to do the same
  • Set challenging objectives, monitoring progress and taking appropriate corrective action where necessary
  • Be assertive to meet agreed timescales and deadlines and overcome any problems which may hinder progress and a successful outcome
  • Create a culture of strategic excellence and encourage others to think longer-term. Developing strategic advantage and seeking opportunities for future development
  • Use influencing skills to smooth relationships when difficult circumstance prevails and develop a culture of trust both within and outside of the team
  • Engage with others easily, motivating them to seek opportunities and achieve high standards
  • Bring a sense of urgency to situations when required, demonstrating a proactive approach. Be willing to get involved at any level to improve and maintain required pace to achieve goals and objectives
  • Remain persistent when facing challenge to ensure that thoughts and ideas are communicated effectively to achieve full and proper debate. Provide inspiration with the drive to succeed.

Due to a high volume of responses we maybe unable to feedback to all applicants, therefore if you do not hear from us within 2 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful.


  • Salary negotiable dependent on experience
  • BUPA medical insurance
  • Accident and Sickness Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension contributions
  • Childcare vouchers